Amany Tawfik

Assistant Professor

Amany Tawfik

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)


The Graduate School

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy


In 1993, I earned a medical degree from Egypt. I completed a Master degree in Internal Medicine. Through practicing medicine, I conducted clinical research and trained medical students and residents.

  • (706) 721-2582
  • CB 2404F


  • MD, Medicine. Mansoura University, 1992

Awards & Honors

  • Vision discovery institute (VDI) Pilot project grant Augusta University , 2017

  • AHA GSA Winter 2016 Scientist Development Grant American Heart association , 2016

  • My Oral presentation highlighted as hot topic in ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting Emerging Trends and Hot Topics The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology: ARVO, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DANA 5004

    Systemic Anatomy
  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • DANA 5003

  • OBMP 5003

    Special Topics in Oral Biology
  • DANA 5002

    Applied Head and Neck Anatomy
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • DBIO 5002

    Molecular Bio Craniofacial Dev

Teaching Interests

I have contributed to didactic and lab teaching in various anatomy courses. In addition I have directed 2 journal club courses, contributed to teaching in DBIO5002 and the Bioclinical Seminar. I also supervise a doctoral student and postdoctoral Fellow.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Iron Overload Accelerates the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy in Association with Increased Retinal Renin Expression., 2018
    Cited Research
  • Iron Overload Accelerates the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy in Association with Increased Retinal Renin Expression., 2018
    Cited Research
  • Epigenetic Modifications in Hyperhomocysteinemia; Potential Role in Diabetic Retinopathy and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. , 2018
    Cited Research
  • Protective effects of agonists of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) in early experimental diabetic retinopathy., 2017
    Cited Research
  • Hyperhomocysteinemia disrupts retinal pigment epithelial structure and function with features of age-related macular degeneration., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My research is focusing on studying the impact of metabolic disorders on retinal vasculature. In particular the increased levels of amino acid homocysteine and its role in inducing Blood retinal barrier dysfunction. Elucidating mechanisms of homocysteine mediated changes in Blood retinal barrier could lead to the development of treatments for retinal microvascular dysfunction in diseases associated with increased level of homocysteine, such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.

College Service

  • Admission Committee 2017 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

    Role: Committee Member

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Heart Association 2017 - 2018

    Role: Member
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology - ARVO 2017 - 2018

    Role: Member
  • Disease Markers 2018 - 2018

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • special topic in retinopathy and nephropathy for the Journal of Diabetes Research. 2017 - 2017

    Role: Editor
  • Oncotarget 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • Food pantry of Islamic Society of Augusta (ISA) 2017 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 - 2018

    Role: Member